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  Want to know how you can have a better life ?I would count it a great privilege to show you how !! Bill Adams Metroplex, Texas

I believe that if I could put my finger on one of the two most things important things to everyone it would be, to be loved unconditionally or to be accepted. In the spiritual realm most, those who are honest, believed they had to attain a certain standard of goodness before God would accept them or love them. So they either give up on the idea of it ever becoming reality or they get very religious trying to convince God that they are worthy which actually takes them further away from God. Most of us believed that the more perfect we lived, the more God would love and accept us. Many realize they could never reach that standard, so they assumed God would never accept them or love them. So they turned away from God and made bad choices that entangled them into more guilt and shame added to what they already had accumulated. Most people in these conditions have never heard or seen what the Bible teaches about God’s love and acceptance. What everyone MUST HAVE before you can accept the truth is to have peace with God. To have peace with God could only mean love and acceptance from Him. How do you get that? It only can be had by receiving Jesus Christ as your savior! You see, we are all sinners and our sin has separated us from God. Jesus came to remove that barrier permanently for anyone who would trust Him as their savior. You see , in the garden of Gethsemane, He faced the price He would have to pay for each person’s sin, death. On the cross He embraced our sins in our place, making them His, even though He was sinless, and therefore accepting God’s wrath for our sins. Three days later He came back from the dead proving that He had erased our sin debt forever and made God’s forgiveness, and acceptance available to anyone who would believe that what Jesus did on the cross was enough to save them forever. If accepted, there is PEACE with God, Romans 5:1-2A,” Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. By whom we also HAVE ACCESS BY FAITH into this grace where we stand”. Romans 5:8,” But God demonstrates his love towards us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us”. #acceptancebygod

Let’s get real for just a few moments! How do you see yourself in comparison to God and His righteousness? Sadly many think they are like the shinny red apple. They are angered by any insinuation that they are a shriveled up rotten apple. They are convicted by the truth, but hide behind the fake self-righteousness they display and their pride is offended. You may be a good person, but you’re still a sinner who will NEVER be good enough for heaven without the saving work of Jesus Christ for you and you accepting that alone as enough to save you forever. It’s hard to accept reality sometimes, especially when it reveals how sinful and rebellious we are. Isaiah 64:6 gives us a picture of how we look to God at our best,” But we are ALL as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses( our goodness) are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away”. I know that I always thought I was a pretty good guy before I saw what scripture said I was really like. I had two choices, either be offended and justify myself and reject the truth about myself, or take another look deep inside and humble myself to the truth. If you can’t do that, you’ll NEVER SEE the need for forgiveness from God and your need of salvation that Jesus gives to each who accept the truth. He died for all of your sins and satisfied God’s justice and wrath for them by suffering the justice and wrath that God had for you. That should humble you and produce a gratitude that you don’t deserve! But if you have been blinded by your pride and self-righteousness, you’re not going to see the truth and be rescued from an eternal Hell that awaits every unbeliever, no matter who they are. How are you going to deal with the truth about yourself, ignore it because you’ve been offended or humble yourself and accept the free salvation Jesus Christ wants to give you? Acts16:31, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and be saved! It’s that simple!! #sinfulpride #spiritualgratitude #spiritualrealitycheck

I don’t know the author of this post or what he believes about spiritual things, but there’s wisdom in this post that should get everyone’s attention. Jesus gave a story to his disciples in Luke 12:16-21 that speaks to this. “And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully: And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits? And he said, This I will do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods. And I will say to my soul, Soul; thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry. But God said unto him, thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided? So is he that lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich towards God”. This man was a covetous individual who only thought about today and himself and how easier life could be for him instead of realizing he’s a sinner separated from God in need of forgiveness and salvation, and a heart beat away from eternity. What good is it if you gain the whole world and lose your soul? Is making money wrong? Money is not evil but for most, it usually leads to evil. 1 Timothy 6 teaches that it leads into temptation and snares and many foolish and hurtful desires which can overwhelm a person. Are you rich towards God? Are you rich in what you’re doing for Him and for others to find Him? This puts things in perspective and guards us from destruction that can easily come from materialism. Don’t forget your soul and where you are going to spend eternity after this life. Are you ready to meet God? Everyone will, either accepted by Him or rejected by Him. If you have trusted Jesus as your savior, eternity for you has been settled and guaranteed, a home in heaven forever!! #spiritualwisdom #materialism #covetousness #preparedforeternity

I know there’s many born again children of God that visit this site. My goal with this site is two fold. One, to present a clear simple gospel of salvation that unbelievers can understand and hopefully want to trust Jesus Christ as their savior. Secondly, to challenge those who know Jesus as their savior to serve Him and use your life and talents to reach those who don’t know Him. But to do that, I want to present some logical common sense truth that you will have to think about between you and our savior. What are you, as a child of God, living for? What do you value most? What are you doing about it? What are you willing to sacrifice to accomplish it? Are you living each day with eternity’s values in mind? You are either living for now and yourself, or you are using the things of now to focus on eternity. Which does God counsel us to do? In Matthew 6:19-20, Jesus cautions us to not lay up treasures on earth because they don’t last. Lay up treasures in heaven where nothing can destroy them and will be waiting for you to enjoy forever when you get to heaven. I’m not talking about making a living so you can provide for your family and pay your bills. It’s not wrong to have treasures, but are they excessive and where are you storing them, Earth or heaven. In this same chapter Jesus teaches how God will supply our daily needs. He says in verse 33 that we should seek the kingdom of God and everything else will be taken care of by our Heavenly Father. A wealthy Christian lady spent her time and wealth on herself. She had a dream of being in heaven. She saw a large , lovely home. She was told that it was her gardeners. To her surprise, her home was only a small cottage. When she asked the angel why the difference, he said, “ We did our best with the materials you sent up”. God can only store up what we send ahead! What are your treasures? Where is your heart about treasures? Are you going to have anything of value to present to Jesus Christ when you get there? If not, it’s never to late to make corrections and get started doing it God’s way! This world is passing away, eternity is forever. #drivenbyeternity #treasuresinheaven #wastedliving #selflessness #godliness

Until our people as a whole in this great country of ours, wakes up and sees that the root of our problems are spiritual, and we come before God with heartfelt humility, our country is doomed. Trump may be used by God to slow it down, but he’s only a man, not God, nor does he possess the powers of God. A people who humble themselves before God, seeking forgiveness of sins and mercy, can move the hand of God that will correct any problem. That’s our only hope! I believe God has given us the opportunity through a man like Trump, just like he did with the Persian King Cyrus in the Old Testament that helped Israel. It’s obvious that the New Democrats and many millennials want socialism and humanism to replace our republic that has been influenced by biblical values for over 200 years. If they ever get power again, it’s going to get ugly in this great country. God is for us, but if we are not for God first, we leave Him on the outside looking in while evil eats the foundation of our country away like a cancer that is incurable! May we wake up before it comes to that so we can keep our religious liberties in place so we can continue to evangelize unbelievers, here and abroad! Why do you think everyone wants to come to America? Because of God’s blessings upon us. They see the difference from their country and ours! God has blessed this country like no other with the exception of Israel! Let’s not lose those blessings because of sin and pride and godlessness!! #sinfulpride #humilityiskey🔑 #confessionofsins #spiritualgratitude #thankfulness

Eternal Hell, a real place that Jesus Christ said exist and has been prepared for the Devil and his angels in Matthew 25:41, is where the self righteous and self sufficient are going to spend eternity. Why? Because of their pride they refuse to admit they are not good enough for heaven because of their good deeds or perceived goodness. They think God MUST accept them because of who they are and what they’ve done. It angers them when they hear that they are sinners like everyone else and are not worthy of heaven when they die. Yet it is true that ALL are sinners. Hell will be full of these kinds of people, many of them very religious, along with many vile sinners. They both will be there, not because of who they are or what they did or didn’t do, but because they rejected the Son of God and His sacrifice for their sins on the cross! Heaven will be full of the self- righteous who came to realize they weren’t righteous enough for heaven and needed forgiveness of their sins and the gift of eternal life. Many vile sinners, by vile, we mean, murderers, pedophiles, rapist, perverts, along with the other types of sins, will be in heaven. Why? Simply because they placed their faith in the sacrifice of Jesus Christ made for there sins as being enough to save them from Hell and give them eternal life in heaven with God forever! Jesus made it clear in John 3:18,”He that believes on him( Jesus Christ) is NOT CONDEMNED: but he that believes not IS CONDEMNED ALREADY, because he HAS NOT BELIEVED in the name of the only begotten Son of God”. You see the name Jesus means, God will save you and keep you. Do you believe you’re a sinner who needs salvation? Do you believe that Jesus Christ is God in the flesh who will save you and keep you like He said He would? You only have two choices. Either you are dependent upon yourself and your deeds for your salvation or you are dependent ONLY upon Jesus Christ for your salvation. Which one will it be? #sinfulpride #selfrighteousness #shedbloodforyoursins #humility #spiritualblindness #forgiven

There’s two kinds of people when it comes to God. One is the self-righteous, do gooder, who thinks he’s deserving of God and from God, because of all of his good deeds and good works. Then there’s the one who agrees with God, that he’s a sinner in need of mercy. Which one do you think God will listen too? According to Jesus in Luke 18:10-13, it’s the sinner ALWAYS. Why? Because that’s the only kind of people we are!! Romans 3:23,” All have sinned and come short of the glory of God”. Only the proud refuse to accept the truth about themselves. That’s why they are blind spiritually to their spiritual need of forgiveness and salvation. The self-righteous have become self-sufficient. The sinner is dependent upon God for his very life and life after this life. He knows “ who butters his bread”. God resist the proud, but always gives mercy and grace to the humble! Which are you, self-righteous or a humble sinner? You’re one or the other! Which one will get their prayers answered? Which one will God gladly give eternal life? #sinfulpride #humility #merciful #selfrighteousness #selfrighteous #spiritualblindness

Why is the cross foolishness to those who reject it? It points them out as sinners that wounds their pride and rejects their goodness they think is good enough for salvation. It also exalts God as supreme over all, needed by all for forgiveness of all sins, which is another strike against the pride of man. Prideful man believes Satan’s lie that he can be like God. The cross says NO WAY, God is sinless, man a sinner! We who recognize the truth of the cross have placed our faith alone in it and the one who died upon it, Jesus Christ, and the work that He accomplished as , not only necessary, BUT ENOUGH FOREVER TO SAVE!! I love a song by a group called The Legacy Five,” I Trust The Cross”. To the cross of Christ my sins were hammered, His body bore the brunt of ALL my shame, the wooden beams have long since vanished, but there’s redemption there just the same. For this sin there is sweet forgiveness and for the broken healing can be found and lonely hearts can find a refuge and captive souls can be unbound. There is no greater true, no more certain absolute than the cross that Jesus bore for me and you.
Chorus: I trust the cross, I trust the cross, in times like this the world can seem like there’s no refuge for the lost but I believe in the precious blood that Cavalry cost,Oh, Hallelujah, Oh, Hallelujah, Oh, Hallelujah!! I trust the cross!! If you’ve never considered what took place on that cross, realize that it was done for you out of love for you so you could be forgiven forever for sins that separated you from God and heaven. It took away the eternal punishment of your sins in a place called Hell, prepared for the devil and his angels, Matthew 25:41. God put His Only Son on the cross to give His life in exchange for yours so you could be saved from Hell. If you will simply believe that is enough, God will give you eternal life as a gift because of what was finished on the cross. Will you believe it and be saved? John 6:47,” Verily, Verily, I say to you, He that believes on me HAS everlasting life”. Don’t be one of the foolish ones, believe and be saved today!! #foolishness #spiritualfoolishness #sinfulpride #shedbloodforyou

And you probably are blind to your own sin and the slave it has made of you. Spiritual blindness is a dangerous position to be in, because life in this life and life after death are spiritually connected to God. That’s why Isaiah 59:2 warns us,” But your iniquities have SEPARATED between you and your God, and your sins have HID HIS FACE from you, that he WILL NOT HEAR”. This is the aloneness that many experience and wonder where is God. Why doesn’t He do something to change things? Sin blinds and causes abandonment for any person from God. God’s hope is that the misery these conditions cause a person will cause them to look to Him for help. There is help available to anyone. There’s NO SIN that’s to awful for God to solve. Most people don’t realize that Jesus’s death on the cross was God’s remedy to remove the separation between Him and sinful mankind. Jesus paid for all sin of everyone. To restore a relationship with the living God is to accept by faith what Jesus did for you on the cross. If a person does that, God makes them His child forever and gives them forgiveness of all sins! But a person must recognize that sin is wrong. Abortion, immorality, lying, lusting, jealousy, hatred, and any other behavior or attitude that God calls sin IS SIN. That doesn’t mean you hate the one that’s practicing a particular sin. But you are recognizing the action that God calls sin. You’re agreeing with God. God loves sinners, John 3:16, so much that He put His Only Son on the cross to pay the penalty for them. Not only missing God’s solution for sin can be missed by blindness, but if you don’t recognize a particular sin, you could be trapped by it and overcome by it! Are you spiritually blind? Are you in spiritual danger and can’t see that you are because of your tolerance of sin and disagreement with God about what sin is? Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and be saved today and start seeing the truth! #spiritualblindness #solutionforsin #solutionforsinners #separationfromgod

I believe God can turn any tragedy into a blessing if He chooses to do so, especially if the tragedy is created by Satan. When Jesus Christ was murdered on the cross, Satan was behind it. He thought He had destroyed the son of God and redemption for sinful mankind. He wasn’t counting on the resurrection of Jesus Christ, nor the payment of every person’s sins who had ever or will ever live and offer forgiveness and a home in heaven! God took what Satan meant for destruction and turned it into something that will last forever. I believe God will do the same with aborted children. Satan is the one who is behind the abortion movement. He delights in destroying those created in the image of God. Abortion is Satan’s hatred of God, destroying those whom God loves! I believe the Bible teaches that all of those aborted babies are in heaven secure in the arms of Jesus Christ forever! David was King in Israel. He had an illegitimate child born who died seven days later. David was a child of God who knew that even though he would one day die, that he would be raised from the dead and be in the presence of the Lord, Psalms 16:10-11! In 2 Samuel 12:23, David says this about his son who had just died,” But now he is dead, wherefore should I fast? can I bring him back again? I SHALL GO TO HIM, but he shall not return to me”. What is David saying? He knows there is life with God after death. He also knows that this child had not sinned or knew about sin and that God only holds those WHO KNOW they’ve sinned responsible. These millions of aborted babies are in that class and in heaven in the presence of the living God forever!! God again turns the tables on what Satan intended for destruction into eternal life for the aborted babies!! How great and awesome is our God?!!! #abortionismurder #turningbadtogood #deathuntolife #godloveschildren

This is what’s missing in the good old USA. How sad to have such a great, gifted country by God, and most don’t even know Him and are not willing until tragedy forces them to take a different view of life. How sad that people have to suffer before finding this principle to be true. How they have cheated themselves and loved ones out of knowing the living God and all of His blessings that they could of had! It’s amazing, the power of pride! How it blinds to reality, makes one feel independent and self sufficient, encourages one to listen to yourself and inner desires before seeking God! Many will go into eternity and Hell itself holding onto those allusions. I remember witnessing to a man dying of cancer. He had 2 months to live. As I shared how much God loves him and what Jesus Christ did for him so he could have the gift of eternal life, he smugly looked me in the eye and said,” I’ll get to heaven my way without God”! I calmly said to him that if he makes it to heaven his way, he’ll be the first exception by God to make it! His pride had ruined his common sense and reasoning ability. The scripture says in several places that God gives grace to the humble, but rejects the proud. Proverbs 3:34,” SURELY he scorns the scorers: BUT he GIVES grace to the lowly”. James 4:6,” But he gives more grace. Wherefore he says, God RESIST the proud, BUT GIVES grace to the HUMBLE”. Why not get on the right road today by trusting Jesus Christ as your savior and let Him bring the reality of this principle into your life and experience it’s truth? John 1:12,” But as many as received him, to them he gave the power to become the sons( children) of God, even to them that BELIEVE on his name”. #thechristianlife #prideorhumility #prideblinds #humilitygivessight #spirituallifestyle

Another reason that our world is getting more dangerous every day. People’s actions are the product of what they choose to FEED OR EXPOSE their minds to! Just look at the many ways peoples innocence is being dirtied, the immoral lyrics of music, especially rap, immorality promoted through movies, the filth that you are exposed to on social media, the things that can be found on internet that is dirty and so on. The amount of violence on news outlets, the transgender movement, the bold talk by people who are revered by many who lash out at authority figures, suggesting that they be assassinated, the killing of unborn babies escalating, the suggestion of the elderly becoming a burden to our economy and would be better off without them, gender confusion being forced on our youth, and so much more, is it any wonder WHY our country is divided and in spiritual trouble with God? The real sad thing about all of this is that the average person thinks that with more education, better government, monetary equality, our problems will be solved. No my friend! Without a turning to God and listening to His advice and following it, it will NEVER HAPPEN. God’s words are pure and produce peace and civility when obeyed. That’s the only way this country or any country will be able to solve their people problems! I know I’m preaching to deaf ears in the majority of cases, but truth is truth and if you put enough of it out there, maybe some will stick and change a life from destruction! Proverbs 23:6-7A,” EAT NOT the bread of him that has an evil eye, neither DESIRE thou his dainty meats: For as he thinks in his heart so is he”. We’ve got to many people who desire the wrong things instead of the GOOD things God gives! May we WAKE UP! Garbage in garbage out! #mindcontrol #garbageingarbageout

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